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Latest Neuroplasticity Stories

2012-02-22 10:25:31

There are a number of drugs and experimental conditions that can block cognitive function and impair learning and memory.

2012-02-09 15:02:46

Biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside have identified a new link between a protein called beta-arrestin and short-term memory that could open new doors for the therapeutic treatment of neurological disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease.

2012-02-07 15:07:16

Each part of the body has its own nerve cell area in the brain –we therefore have a map of our bodies in our heads.

2012-01-30 14:16:47

Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.

2012-01-27 15:31:55

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (http://www.ohsu.edu) have discovered that a molecule critical to the development and plasticity of nerve cells – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) -- is severely lacking in brainstem neurons in mutations leading to Rett syndrome, a neurological developmental disorder.

2012-01-26 13:24:55

A key feature of human and animal brains is that they are adaptive; they are able to change their structure and function based on input from the environment and on the potential associations, or consequences, of that input.

2011-12-14 11:50:42

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.